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by jknife
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which style do you like better?
Replies: 23
Views: 361

Re: Which style do you like better?

I prefer to be a contrarian but in this case I guess I'm with the majority. B2 all the way.
by jknife
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Feature: Make out of stocks dissapear.
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: New Feature: Make out of stocks dissapear.

Or scotch...or beer... But yes, thank you Mark, because it's great to have the choice between everything and what's available. Arrrrr. Don't forget the rum matey. Oh rum!!!! I miss my time in France (curse you, Covid-19, for many reasons). I would bring back buckets of unusual rum. As the saying go...
by jknife
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Feature: Make out of stocks dissapear.
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: New Feature: Make out of stocks dissapear.

d_rap wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:44 pm
LaVieestBelle wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:08 am
I do love having access to out of stock items for those endless comparative research/learning nights with a glass of bourbon....
Or scotch...or beer...

But yes, thank you Mark, because it's great to have the choice between everything and what's available.
Arrrrr. Don't forget the rum matey.
by jknife
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking solutions. Knives not involved!
Replies: 62
Views: 1541

Re: Seeking solutions. Knives not involved!

I was so inthralled by this thread that I'm left wishing there was a "bowls stuck together forum".
by jknife
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: The Steak Knife Conundrum
Replies: 37
Views: 897

Re: The Steak Knife Conundrum

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in General but since I hope it will lead to some recommendations, I decided to post it here. Mods, feel free to move it if you see fit. Having eaten pretty much every meal at home over the past 6+ months, I'm becoming way too familiar with all my kitchen ...
by jknife
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Show us your new knife!
Replies: 3263
Views: 360253

Re: Show us your new knife!

Jiro 225mm Arrived Sunday, been wanting one of these for awhile. I think all the failed attempts for Raquins gave me quick enough skills for success here. Gorgeous in person and super comfortable handle. Very happy right now! DEBB50C2-BBE4-495C-9A3A-5C031BC64550.jpeg 54EF65DC-380E-4EF2-8D8C-82ADFAD...
by jknife
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: This one is gonna improve my sharpening journey... advice on how to tackle this knife?!
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: This one is gonna improve my sharpening journey... advice on how to tackle this knife?!

Wow. I thought my friends knives were bad,and they are, but sheesh thats a whole new level. If you want to use the stones you already have make sure you spend a LOT of time on the 220. My other advice is to maybe not do it all in one session. It will take a long time to get it right and I find that ...
by jknife
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Fixing a tip
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Fixing a tip

Ut_ron wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:11 pm
When I asked for advice on this, Ken suggested that I use the dude of my corse stone. Worked great with no risk of leaving a gouge on the top of your stove.
I'm pretty new here and have never heard of the"dude" of the stone but it must be handy if it can save the finish of your stove. :lol:
by jknife
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Bunka and Petty Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Bunka and Petty Recommendations

Pat Y wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 am
I have four knives from the Anyru B#2 line and think they are one of the best values on the site. I have the smaller ko bunka.
I also use a ko bunka as my petty. The main advantage is the height of the blade which gives good finger clearance when working on a cutting board.
by jknife
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Sharpening Advice
Topic: Starting a whetstone collection
Replies: 22
Views: 620

Re: Starting a whetstone collection

I agree with Grant that this is an ideal starter stone and it's what I started with. Once your friends use your fantastically sharp knives you may find yourself sharpening theirs. At that point you will want to add one or two courser stones since they will allow their knives to get much more dull th...
by jknife
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damaged?
Replies: 47
Views: 1544

Re: What is the best line of knives from CKTG's that you can put in the dishwasher and not worry about it getting damage

Nope...wood handle. Then again at $12 you could buy lot and just chuck them when the handle splits. Then again again the knife may be cheap (oops I mean inexpensive. Sorry Ken) but eating oysters all the time may put some people into the poor house.
by jknife
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: 240 Gyuto laser to finish set-up - Fujiwara Denka 'equivalent'
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: 240 Gyuto laser to finish set-up - Fujiwara Denka 'equivalent'

Since you are in Canada are your $500 dollars also Canadian? If so thats about $375 US.
by jknife
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Knife Recommendations
Topic: Brothers birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Brothers birthday

Hello all I am looking for a recommendation on a knife for my brothers birthday. Since it was yesterday (oops) this topic will only last a day or two. I don't know how to use the template so I will just say that I am either looking for a laser 210 gyoto of a 150 petty with some board clearance. He h...
by jknife
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Knife Knowledge, Skills, Technique and Care
Topic: tip up or down?
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

tip up or down?

Hello I am receiving a magnetic knife holder today and have a question. For some reason I assumed that the knives would be placed tip down. Most pics I have seen online of knives mounted on a mag bar show the knives with the tips up. The area I will be mounting the holder on is limited verticaly so ...
by jknife
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Konosuke YS Gyuto 240 - SOLD!
Replies: 40
Views: 7246

Re: WTS Konosuke YS Gyuto 240

I would have been all over this but I just purchased my first Konosuke from Joe. Don't drop the price any more. You just have to wait for the right person.That knife is beautiful.
by jknife
Sun May 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New mouth to feed - ideas?
Replies: 56
Views: 4074

Re: New mouth to feed - ideas?

Keep them coming. They are all the fun with none of the mess.
by jknife
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Boards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: Cutting Boards?

Larch Wood, just looked it up, we call it Tamarack up here, not used for much around these parts except where you need a rot resistant timber. I'm wondering if there is a difference between Eastern and Western and if it has water repellent properties. Not sure about water repellency. I just use the...
by jknife
Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Boards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: Cutting Boards?

I have a Hasagawa Wood Core that is great. I also recently go an edge grain larch wood board that seems to be very easy on my edges. I really think you could not go wrong with either but the larch wood board is available in smaller sizes. I got mine here https://www.larchwoodcanada.com The Larch Wo...
by jknife
Fri May 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Boards?
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: Cutting Boards?

I have a Hasagawa Wood Core that is great. I also recently go an edge grain larch wood board that seems to be very easy on my edges. I really think you could not go wrong with either but the larch wood board is available in smaller sizes. I got mine here https://www.larchwoodcanada.com
by jknife
Thu May 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handle-maker (wa) recommendations wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 621

Re: Handle-maker (wa) recommendations wanted

I'm new to this and have not had a handle installed for me but there are handle makers near the bottom of the index page that do some incredible work. I have spent quite some time looking at their product and there is a wide variety. Maybe looking there would give you some ideas. By contacting these...